• 2nd Annual HR Americas Conference - November 6 - 7, 2014

    2nd Annual HR Americas Conference - November 6 - 7, 2014

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    Thursday, 09 October 2014
  • Managing growth at multinationals: Acquisitions, millennials and communication

    Managing growth at multinationals: Acquisitions, millennials and communication

    Tuesday, 07 October 2014
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    Social media: What's Changed SInce Yesterday?

    Monday, 29 September 2014
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    Marketing after a merger: The challenge for LATAM Airlines Group

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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Software company Citrix makes two more acquisitions

Chalk up two more acquisitions for software giant Citrix, which is based in Fort Lauderdale.

Citrix has purchased months-old Virtu.al, a South Florida startup that provides a cloud-based virtualization program to emulate...

WorldCity Staff, 24-10-2014 South Florida Business News

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High-tech exports to Latin America: Overcoming the challenges

High-tech exports to Latin America: Overcoming the challenges

 

Latin America buys tens of billions of dollars worth of high-tech products yearly, but exports to the region still face obstacles, from tough Customs procedures to high tariffs in...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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Latest Trade Data

U.S. trade increases 3.19 percent through August

U.S. trade with the world rose to $2.62 trillion through the first eight months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 3.19 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 3.29 percent to $1.08 trillion and imports climbed 3.11 percent to $1.55 trillion. The overall trade deficit was $471.04 billion up compared to the same period last year, when the deficit was $458.6 billion... Read more.

 

 

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Rockwell Automation names marketing chief for Latin America

Rockwell Automation, which makes automated systems to help factories run more smoothly, named engineer Rachael Conrad as regional marketing director for Latin America.

She will be based in Weston starting Dec. 1.

WorldCity Staff, 23-10-2014 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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